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Saturday, August 30, 2014

NY Architecture- NY Times


News about Architecture, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Aug. 27, 2014
    Santander Journal; new Centro Botin contemporary art center in Santander, Spain, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano is the latest private museum emerging in Europe that matches star architects and dramatic designs with billionaires who have ambitions and brands to promote; building is fully paid for by the family foundation of Emilio Botin III, third-generation president of Banco Santander. MORE
  2. Aug. 24, 2014
    Christopher Gray Streetscapes column; New York Produce Exchange, on east side of Broadway across from Bowling Green, might be historically most regretted structure in New York City to be razed when it was demolished in 1957, and may have planted seeds of preservation movement. MORE
  3. Aug. 22, 2014
    Michael Kimmelman Critic's Notebook notes research showing that well-designed patient rooms in hospitals can both improve patient's perception of care they are being given and reduce pain; findings have potential benefit both hospitals and patients by reducing costs and time in hospital and hastening recovery; both design firms and hospitals are taking notice. MORE
  4. Aug. 22, 2014
    Joseph Giovannini reviews exhibit Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment at Skyscraper Museum. MORE
  5. Aug. 19, 2014
    Appraisal column; Thomas Paino, architect who renovated his rowhouse in Long Island City, Queens, using passive housing techniques to improve energy efficiency, has been criticized heavily by neighbors and local real estate blogs for embracing a bold exterior design. MORE


Along the High Line: Top This!

Two condominiums are coming to the High Line from the architect Soo K. Chan, one of which will include private pools.
August 31, 2014, Sunday

A Banker’s Bold Vision Inspires an Arts Center, and Neighbors’ Doubts

The Centro Botín, designed by Renzo Piano, is rising in the northern city of Santander, along with complaints that public space is being exploited.
August 27, 2014, Wednesday

A Brick Beauty Bites the Dust

The preservation movement was still a few years off when the New York Produce Exchange was demolished in 1957.
August 24, 2014, Sunday

Deborah Sussman Dies at 83; Dressed Buildings in Vivid Colors and Shapes

Known for a bold use of color, Ms. Sussman was an early advocate of applying print elements to campuses, buildings and cityscapes.
August 23, 2014, Saturday

In Kazakhstan, a Shimmering Skyline on the Steppe

The country’s economic boom is bringing top architects to Astana’s urban canvas, making the capital a hotbed for architectural experimentation.
August 22, 2014, Friday

In Redesigned Room, Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already

Often ignored by front-rank architects, left to corporate specialists who churn out too many heartless buildings, hospitals are a critical frontier for design.
August 22, 2014, Friday
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Midtown Manhattan Wouldn’t Be the Same

“Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment,” at the Skyscraper Museum, displays attempts to reimagine Manhattan’s central neighborhood.
August 22, 2014, Friday

Easy on the Environment, but Not Necessarily the Eyes

Thomas Paino planned an environmentally friendly interior for his Queens rowhouse, but then embraced a bold design for its exterior, which has prompted vigorous debate.
August 19, 2014, Tuesday

A Civilized Approach

The triple-height, copper-clad proto-Art Deco bridge across West 32nd Street near Broadway is a handsome example of the aerial bridge.
August 17, 2014, Sunday

Farewell to the Old Okura

The loss of the Tokyo hotel and its fusion of old and new will mark the end of an era.
August 16, 2014, Saturday


Oh, the Things You’ll See (Part of) in New York
For visitors to New York City, sidewalk sheds ruin the chance to get the complete picture. Here are some city landmarks currently obscured.
A Model Room Becomes Real
Redesigned patient rooms at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro have more space for patients and families, but some features still frustrate.
A tour of the world’s edible architecture. Take a photo, or a bite.
Britain at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale
Organizers of the exhibition “A Clockwork Jerusalem” discuss the historic influences that shaped their presentation of modern British architecture. The Biennale opened on June 7 and will run until November 23.
What Made Me | Charles Renfro
The architect on childhood bullies, Houston skyscrapers and his design philosophy.
The Work of Shigeru Ban
Images of the architect’s designs.
Peering Into Tech’s Monuments of Innovation
Increasingly, Silicon Valley companies are fusing their buildings with values of change, productivity and their perceived corporate smarts and quirkiness.
Embracing Sticker Shock
Adhesive images covering two neighboring homes in Los Angeles offer privacy, and stop traffic, too.
Child-Proof Minimalism
A couple chooses a one-room suburban life with two young children. And their toys.
The Siren Song of the Hebrides
Lured by the beaches and the otherworldly light on a Scottish island, a family builds an unconventional beach house there.
The Source | Liz Diller
Doug Aitken interviews the architect Liz Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
A Home in the Spanish Pyrenees
A property in the Val d’Aran, consisting of three traditional Pyrenean farm buildings, is on the market for $4.1 million.
Back to the Future in Algeria
An appreciation of the architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Back to the Future in Algeria
An appreciation of the architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Here’s Looking Through You, Kid
An overnight stay in Philip Johnson’s Glass House, where many have peeked but few have slept.
A New Home for Recycling
A look inside the new Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Brooklyn.
Purist Paradise
A fastidious Brazilian gets the house of his dreams, with ocean views and not a speck of dust in sight.
Another Day, Another Catalog Shoot
Westport? So ’90s. TriBeCa? Over. Brownstone Brooklyn is ground zero for aspirational living now. Just count the ads.
Feels Like Old Brooklyn
Newburgh, N.Y., with its grand but neglected architecture, is reminiscent of 1980s Brooklyn, before gentrification. The community is working to revitalize the troubled city.
Where Peace Comes Whizzing By
While making a movie, Carrie Schoenfeld built a fossil-fuel-free country house with her husband.